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Was the Object of the
Tbe Department is Satisfied'
With the Results,
TROOPS READY TO START. :
Some May Have Already. Em- i
ly after 7 o clock this evening,
information confirmatory of ,
the Associated Press dispatch- ]
es concerning the bombard- 1
ment of the fortifications of ,
Santiago reached the Navv 1
_ * i
Department. It came in the i
form of a cablegram from Ad- j
miral Sampson, which was 1
made public in the following j
"Secretary of the Navy,?
Bombarded forts at Santiago ;
7:30 to 10 a. m. to-day, June 1
Gth. Silenced works quickly ,
without injury, though within
Wliiltj ili s ( llleials of the Navy i
Drpnr nieul di dined to say def?
initely \\1h11k r the bulletin con- i
t-iimd all the luforioation given in 1
Admit nl Sampson's cablegram, \
there is r-.ason to believe that it [
did not. Officials refused to dis?
cuss the situation or to vouchsafe i
for the information which was
posted on the bulletin board.
Only one additional point was
elicited by questioning, lhat was
that the cablegram contained no
information about the landing of
land forces or marines.
The information received from
Admiral Sampson was evidentally
quite satisfactory to the naval au?
thorities. While they declined to
discuss either the reason for or
the probable consequences of the
bombardment, they were thor?
oughly satisfied with the results
It is pretty well understood that
the bombardment was for the pur?
pose of paving the way either for
the landing of troops or actually
to cover the landing of marines and
the few troops presumably already
Dispatches recaived by the As?
sociated Press from Spanish sour?
ces to-night indicate that a land?
ing was effected, either during or
immediately after the bombard?
ment. This is regarded by naval
authorities as entirely unreason?
It is not believed that Admiral
Sampson, after having silenced the
forts would leave them to Le re?
habilitated by the enemy. It is
deemed likely that he landed a
sufficient force of marines to hold
the ground he had gained and to
make preparations for the landing
of the regular forces upon their
arrival. If indeed some of them
are not already at hand.
JOINED THE INSURGENTS?
Report the Americans Have Formed a
Junction Near Santiago.
New York, June S.?A special from
Cape Haytien says the Americans and In?
surgents :iave formed a junction near San?
tiago, and that a land attack on the city is
momentarily expected. The Spaniards
claim to have 24,000 seasoned troops in
The special further] says that Colonel
Thenuze, a renowned Austrian artillerist
in the Spanish service, wrs killed in Mon?
day'* bombardment of the forts of Santi?
Vizcaya and Furor Damaged.
New York, Jund S.?A special from
Kingston, Jamaica, reports that the Span?
ish crusier Vizcaya and the torpedo boat
destroyer Furor were badly damaged dur?
ing the bombardment of Santiago's de?
fences on Monday. A shell from the
Brooklyn is said to have burst under the
Vizcaya's port quarter,dismounting a gun,
injuring the cruiser's rudder and wound?
ing several of her sailois.
Army Leaves Tampa.
London, June S.?The Washington cor?
respondent of the Daily Chronicle, with
the approval of General Greely.cables that
the army sailed from Tampa at noon to
iay (Wednesday.) The forces number
Hundreds of thousands have been in
lueed to try Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy by reading what it has done for
jthers, anil having tested its merits for
diemselves are to-day it's warmest friends.
For sale by Jno. E. Jackson, druggist.
Another Beautiful Wedding.
The Presbyterian church was the scene
>f another vervjbeautiful weddingjon Wed?
nesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock. The
contracting parties were Miss Elizabeth
Alexander, daughter of Mr. J. D. Alexan?
der, of our town, and Mr. S. W. Aston,
Jr., a prosperous merchant, of Lebanon,
Va. Society in Tazewell for several weeks
aad been looking forward to the event
ivith much interest. The church had been
handsomely decorated by the friends of
the bride. The end of the church where
the pulpit fccands was dressed with ever?
greens and lovely cut and potted flowers,
the altar bein^ banked with flowers and
evergreens. Shades had been placed over
the windows to exclude the daylight, and
the ?church was lighted with beautiful
lamps and candelabras. A large crowd
packed the church almost to sulfocation.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. W.
W. Huff assisted, by Rev. I. P. Martin.
Mrs. V. L. Sexton presided at the organ
and Mr. Will Henry Alderson assisted
with bis violin. Uf course, the music was
When the bridal partv reached the ves?
tibule of the church the wedding inarch
was commenced and the party began to
enter the main aisle anil form around the
altar. First came the ushers in the follow?
ing pairs." Messrs. W. Jell'Giilespie and
Allen Higginbotham, Dr. Kemper .Gilmer
and Douglas H. Smith, Augustus Aston
and Charley Alexander. They were fol
owed by the bride's maids who entered in
the following ordor: Misses iCarrie Dunn
and Mattie Peery, Joie Brittuin and
Kachel Peery, Daisy Thompson and Josie
sniytbe. Then came the bridegroom ac?
companied by his best I man, Mr. James
Thomas Smith. Miss Alice Alexander,
who was the maid of honor, came next,
and she was followed by the bride resting
on the arm of her father. She carried a
lovely bunch of "American Beauty" roses.
As soon as the bride readied the altar she
was joined by the groom and the interest?
ing marriage service was proceeded with.
The bride was dressed in white silk and the
bride's maids were dressed in white mull
and wore white Leghorn hats trimmed
with pink and red roses. All the ladies
were looking their very best and presented
quite a beautiful appearance while sur?
rounding the altar. As soon as the cere?
mony was concluded the party drove to
the residence of Mr. Alexander, where a
lunch was served. Mr. and Mis. Aston
left on the afternoon train for a visit to
Niagara Falls and other points of interest
in the north and east. They will be absent
about ten days.
Death of an Excellent Christian Women.
On last Monday morning at 4 o'clock
Mrs. Hannali Price Haynes, wife of Rev.
L. K. Haynes, departed this life. She had
been in ill health for several years and for
some time her death was looked for at any
moment, as she was a surferer from heart
trouble and other serious complications.
The maiden name of the deceased was
Hannah Price Love, and she was born at
or near Kingston, Tenn., on the 13th of
November, 1S?7. At the age of 14 years
she confessed conversion at an old camp
meeting and joined the M. E. Church
South. From that time she led a consist?
ent Christian life and was an active work?
er in the church., especially the Sunday
School, until failing health presented
work. She was married November 8th,
1SS3, and has since resided most of the
time at Tazewell.
On Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock fu?
neral services were held at the home of the
deceased, conducted by Rev. I. P. Martin.
At the conclusion of the services the re?
mains were taken to the Peery graveyard,
near the Fair grounds, for interment.
The active pall bearers were Capt.
C. A. Fudge; Messrs. H. G. Peery, I. C.
Dood.and C. T. Peery, Dr. James O'Keeffe
and Capt. James R. Ward, Messrs. Geo.
C- Peery and J. Powell Royal acted as
honorary pall bearers.
The latest drink out iB Zipps. Bonny
Belle. Try a glass at Tazewell Drug Co's.
MERRIMAC'S HEROIC DASH.
Sent by Sampson to Purposely be Sank
in the Channel.
HULK LOCKS SPAIN'S SHIPS IN.
No Escape Now From Santiago for Ad?
miral Cevera, and His Capture is
as Good as Effected.
Mole St. Nicholas, Haiti, June 4.?Four
thousand brave American seamen volun
teerd to face death on the Merrimac.
tlobson, now the hero of one of ttie most
brilliant feats in naval histoiy, but last
night known only as a young, quiet naval
constructor on the flagship New York, and
seven men just as daring were selected.
Their brilliant dash was made at o o'clock
yesterday morning. An hour later they
were in a storm of shot and stiell from half
a hundred Spanish guns, but only two
were wounded and to-day they are being
lauded by the Spanish 6ailors and their
names cheered by the men of Sampson's
The collier Merrimac is sunk in the nar?
row channel leading to the harbor of San?
tiago de Cuba. The Spanish fleet there is
bottled up. It cannot escape capture or
ANXIOUS TO CRUSH THE ENEMY.
For three days Admiral Sampson hs.d
been devising means to strike a decisive
blow atiAdtnirai eel-vela's blockaded fleet.
He knew that the enemy's vessels were in
Santiago harbor?there was no doubt of it
but he was anxious to crush Cervera at
once. There were several conferences
held aboard the flagship between the Ad?
miral, Commodore Schley, "Fighting
Bob" Evans, Captain Higginson, Captain
Taylor and the other Commanders of the
big vessels. Various schemes were suggest?
ed. Evans and some of the hard fighters
were for bombarding the forts at once,
sailing into the channel and smashing
through the defenses at the enemy's
DECIDES ON SHE MEItlMAt's DASH.
Yesterday morning Admiral Sampson
hit.npon the plan that made Ilobson a
hero. It is believed that the young con?
structor proposed the plan himself and
that he presented its details to Admiral
Sampson, and in recognition was placed
in command of the Merrimac.
The collier was the most useless vessel
off Santiago. Its engines were jontinually
getting out of order, and it was almost
useless as a coal carrier. It could be bet?
ter spared than any other boat.
PREPARING FOB BU8INSSS.
At sundown Thursday the torpedo boat
Porter was signalled for from the flagship,
and darted oflf to receive orders. The
fleet of newspaper tugs were lying off bob
Ding up and down in the Caribbean swells
when the Porter hurried out and the com?
mander shouted through a megaphone:
"The Admiral directs you to move ten
miles south and to take a station for the
That order meant that hot work was
Somewhat reluctantly, but nevertheless
promptly, the press boats took up their
stations on the place designated, a score of
telescopes being continually fastened upon
the gradually dimming fleet watching for
FOUR THOUSAND VOLUNTEERS.
About 7 o'cIock Thursday evening brill?
iantly-colored signals were flashing from
the flagship New York to every vessel ofl
Santiago. It was the Admiral's call for
volunteers for a forlorn hope?for a miss?
ion from which it was expected that no
one wouid return. There was a general
call to quarters on each war ship, and the
seamen were lined upon deck. The call
was made and every volunteer told to take
one step forward, .livery man at tjuar
ters on each ship stepped forward. It
was a remarkable exhibition of American
HOBSON HOARDS THE M Ell MAC.
The men were taken from the New York
and the Merrimac. The Merrimac's reg?
ular crew was put on tliL> flagship and Hob
son and his seven companions gathered on
the Merrimac shortly after midnight. It
was ordered that no searchlight be turned
0:1 the harbor's entrance for fear that it
would betray the Merrimac's advance.
Constructor Hobson had prepared for
the scuting of the collier .13 soon as he got
to the narrowest part of the channel He
told the Admiral that he would keep
ahead, despite the Spanish tire, and took
leave of Sampson with much tenderness on
the Admiral's part.
DARING HEROES' DASH.
As the Merrimac got under way several
boat loads of seamen who had been on
board to make the final preperations, pull?
ed away. In the pilot house were two
wheelmen with Ilobson. Below there was
an engineer and au assistant. In the boil?
er room were two stokers.
The start was made about eight miles
offshore. There was but the light of a
quarter moon to show the harbor en?
On the ships no one was asleep. Offi?
cers and seamen were gathered on the bul?
warks, peering into the darkness after the
collier as Bhe sped straight for El Morro's
SPEEDING on to SANTIAGO.
The half-hour that the collier was on
her way before she was discovered seemed
an age. She bad plenty of steam up and
no sparks flew from her funnel that might
betray her dash to watchers on shore.
Her helm was held true and the prayers
?f every man on the fleet for the boat's
safety went up in silent benedictions. As
she drew nearer to the shore there was the
greatest excitement. The collier was hid?
den by the darkness to most of the war
Bhips, but all eyes were fixed on the tow?
ering peaks that marked grim El Mono.
AZEWELL, VA., TH
COLUKB IK A STORM OK 8IIOT AND BHJCLX
Suddenly from the defenses of El Morrc
there sprang a lung Hash. In a momenl
there came across the Caribbean the ech
oing boom of a heavy Krupp gun.
La Socapa, across the channel's mouth,
then burst into ilames as from its batteries
volleyed a mess of iron hail. The illumi?
nation showed the Merrimac. She had
passed the harbor's mouth and was dash?
ing up the channel. The Spanish pickets
on the outer rocks had either been asleep
or not placed, for the Merrimac was not
discovered until in the rock-bound neck.
INTO THE JAWS OK DEATH.
Then the grandeur of a night battle
broke forth as from hill to hill, and from
the cruiser Iteina Mercedes and the cruis?
er Christobal Colon in the harbor, the
thunder of half a hundred guns sounded
the requiem of Spain's downfall, and
heavy shells fell on and ull around the
Not once did she falter. Steadily up the
channel llobson kept his course. Then
the search lights of the fleet were turned
on the spectacle. Shells could be seen
crashing through the boat's works. Ev?
ery rock seemed to hull destruction at the
llOnsO.N COOI.V ANCHORS JUS CRAFT,
The dash in the channel was a short one.
Five minutes ended it. The Merrimac
had slowed down, llobson let co the
great bow anchors that had been hauled
apeak, ami down they plunged, gripping
the channel's bed.
Then there was an explosion. llobson
I had himself torn a hole in Iiis ship's bow.
Slowly the vessel settled by the head, first
her rudder, then her screw appearing.
The Spanish fire slackened. The gunners
seemed amazed at the daring work of
Hobson'8 crew. Then with a lurch, the
Merrimac plunged down. The tops of her
two masts and the rim of her funnel Etill
ALL THE .MEN SAVED.
The fate of the brave crew was not
known until this morning. A boat put
out of the harbor under a Hag of truce and
ran alongside of Admiral Sampson's ship.
The boat bore Captain Oviedo, the chief of
staff of Admiral Cervera. Captain Oviedo
said that Admiral Cevera was so struck by
the bravery and courage of Hobson and
bis men that he determined that
Admiral Sampson should get the
good news that none of the men
had lost their lives. Then the New York
rang with cheers.
HOI1SON ROWED TO Til E ENEMVS SHU'.
Oviedo said that after llobson had scut?
tled the Merimac the brave crew jumped
into a tender, and, under a Spanish lire
rowed up the harbor to the Keina Merce?
des and there gave themselves up. The
Spanisli captain added that two of the
brave Americans are slightly wounded and
that they are being treated with the great?
Admiral Sampson sent a supply of pro?
visions and some money to the prisoners,
which Captain Oviedo obligingly said be
L7KSDAY, JUNE 9, 1
. would be pleased to take to the men.
} Oviedo pave Cervera's assurance that DC
. harm would come to the<men.
Admiral Sampson has communicated
, SI'ANIARDH BLOWING DP THK WKKC'K.
' This morning the Spaniards placed dy
' namite under the sunken Merrimac and
endeavored to blow her up. They were
1 There is a great number of insurgents in
the vicinity of Santiago probably waiting
for some decisive action, upon the part of
the American fleet, which will doubtless
be the signal for a land attack upon the
My sojourn with the good people of
Ta/.ewell has now been 18 years; and I
take this method of thanking my many
friends and patrons for past patronage,
and solicit a continuance of the same. I
will further Fay that if I have done any
>vork that has not given satisfaction I earn?
estly request that it be returned to me,
and if caused by any fault of mine it will
be repaired free of charge.
1 do all of my repairing myself.
II. W. PoBsrj Jeweller,
Tazewell High School.
The closing exercises of Tazewell High
School were, held in the Methodist church
on last Friday night, as per announce?
ment. Prof. Byrom made a brief talk
about the work of the school for the year
just closed, and announced his purpose of
using every effort to make the coming ses?
sion, which begins next September, more
successful. His conduct of the school has
given perfect satisfaction to the patrons,
and he has proven himself a most capable
Kev. James Burrow, who had been se?
lected to deliver the address, was intro?
duced, and he made a very interesting and
instructive speech. His subject was "The
Beautiful," and it was handled in a most
original, amusing and forcible style. The
audience was delighted with the speech.
The exercises were interspersed with vo?
cal and instrumental selections, rendered
by the pupils, which reflected credit on
the musical talent of the school.
The Old Folks Concert.
Pursuant to announcement The Old
Folks Concert was given at the Town Hall
on last Saturday night. It was pronounc?
ed a decided success as an entertainment
by the large and intelligent audience that
attended.The choruses and solos and vocal
quartetts and duetts were all well render?
ed, and the violin numbers of Will Henry
Alderson, who was accompanied by Miss
Alice Alexander, were received with great
favor by the audience.
The ladies looked very pleasing and
charming in their old-time costumes,
while the gentlemen were quite imposing
in their colonial outfits.
Financially the concert was a success, as
we are informed $">0.?U was cleared. We
congratulate the ladies who had the en?
tertainment in charge upon their success?
'?0! isn't it nice." "Just like the lailor-made."
These are a few of the expressions heard at our
ready-made garment counters, while the ladies are
examining our seperate linen, crash and duck
Shirt Waists, Muslin Undergarments,
Sun Bonnets, Wrappers,
White Aprons, Summer Corsets.
Plain, fancy check and stripe pleated linen dress
skirts, $1 to $2.50 each. White duck skirts,
pleated, $1.65 each; white aprons, embroidered,
25c to 50c; shirt waists, all styles and colors, 50c
to $1.50 each; sun bonnets, white Ind. linen and
check dimity, pink and white interling, trimmed
with valencienne lace; summer corsets, 50c and $1
each; muslinundergaiments, various styles of Dos.
HARRISSON & GILLESPIE
We have the largest stock of Fans ever shown
in Tazewell by one house. Fans all colors of
the rainbow, from 5c to $1.25 each.
The Season for Iced Tea
V Is now here. *
We invite evrybody to try
our blend of
English Breakfast and
Gun Powder Tea, i
We have been selling this tea
for more than three years.
Price $1 per lb. Satisfaction
BUSTON & SONS,
We have other teas
than the above.
The Beauties of Nature
?all the (lowers that bloom in the Spring can be found at this satis?
factory millinery shop. Artificial Bowers for hat trimming purposes,
of course, but just as natural-looking as if growing out of mother
earth. There's art in hat trimming, ami it's our sole business to know
the art. We study nothing else. If you are skeptical come in and
let us trim a hat to suit your style of beauty. If we don't please you
you don't take the hat. Prices very moderate.
. . . Tazewell Millinery Co.
California Peaches, 20c.; California Pears, 25c, and all kinds of f"
Canned Goods at lowest prices. ^
O _ C
rs BEST FLOUR on market, quality guaranteed. CfJOICE
ii HAY, 70 cents. fcf9
2 _ I
^ We pay one-half cash for Produce. Ring ns up at Jackson's and
P? give us a trial.
HAMILTON & JENKIN
Are Manufacturers' State Agents for
CONOVER PIANOS and
CHICAGO COTTAGE ORGANS.
Bargains in Second-Hand Instruments. Catalogues Free.
Address them at
VELVET $3 Gal.
This famous brand is beyond all
doubt the finest Kye produced at
the price. We guarantee same.
6 full Qts. 4.50 per case.
l. Lazarus & Co,
A two year old whiskey made
in the State that bears is name.
Made by old copper still open fire
L. Lazarus & Co.
This is a elegant three year old
Maryland Kye pronounced by ex?
perts to I-e A 1.
L Lazarus & Co.
Two years old, copper stilled by
open fire process.
, Lazarus and Go,
?. whitTrye $2.
Made in mountains of Virginia.
A pleasant, soft and elegant drink.
l, Lazarus aid Co,
si.50, $2, $2,50, $3. & $4.
Beware of Imitated Brands
By other dealers at supposed
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Prompt Attention to Mail Orders.
The Man in the Moon.
Judge A. P. Cole, of Marion, Va., is
billed to deliver his lecture. "The prehis?
toric man, or i he Man in the Mcon." at
the town ball tomorrow night, the 10th
instant. It was our pleasure to hear Judge
Cole the first time he delivered the lect?
ure, which was at Marion several years
ago. lie had never-before appeared upon
tiie platform as a lecturer, and his fiicnds
were totally unprepared for the treat which
he gave them. It was an hour of Unmixed
pleasure to those who heard him. We
are informed that Jud^e Cole has greatly
improved the lecture since we heard it.
If he has a treat is in sic re for those who
attend, we hope he will be greeted by a
We are informed that at the conclusion
of the lecture a negro farce will be given oy
some of our local talent.
Sealed bids are solicited for theimpaove
ments and repairs to be made on the Court
House of this county, plans and specifica?
tions of which are on tile in the clerks of?
fice of the Circuit Court of this county.
All bids must be in on or before July 11th,
1S9S. Bids must be addressed to T. E.
George, clerk of the Board of Supervisors
for laze ? eil county. The Board reserves
the right to reject any and all bids. Said
plans and specifications are not allowed to
be taken from the office.
J. Ed. PjtBBYj Chairman of Board.
Tazewell, Va. June 9th, 1S9S.
Classes in drawing and painting will be
continued at the High School during the
You have the opportunity to learn to
make crayon portraits under personal in?
struction rather than by mail.
Instructions given in crayon drawing,
water color, oil, pastel, tapestry and China
painting by Miss Beardsley, of New York.
Also portraits painted to order. China
To The Citizens of Tazewell and Sur?
Having moved to your town I take this
method of informing you that I have
bought out W. W. Naylor and will con?
tinue the Saddle and Babkebs business
orvM^ain Street, where I shall be glad to
nieet and serve you in my line.
Mr. Naylor will be with me a short time
and will be glad to serve any of ids friends
while with me.
I earnestly solicit your patronage.
W. L. D.t.u'er.
V. L. Sexton. A. I). W. Walton.
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General Insurance Agents,
P. O. Box 3G.
Tazewell, ? - - Virginia.
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When you want insurance remember us.
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